Dr Montserrat Lunati, ‘Writing his way through grief in Scottish Gaelic: Christopher Whyte’s elegy to Maria-Mercè Marçal’.

 Dr Montserrat Lunati (Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Cardiff University and Honorary Reader at the University of St Andrews)  ‘Writing his way through grief in Scottish Gaelic: Christopher Whyte’s elegy to Maria-Mercè Marçal’. In 1998, Catalan poet Maria-Mercè Marçal died of cancer, aged 45. At that time, Scottish writer and academic Christopher Whyte was living in … Read more

Talk by Dr Erin Jesse, University of Glasgow

“Negotiating Genocide? What’s to Negotiate?”: The Ethics of Cultural Memory Research in Post-Genocide Rwanda. Erin will also be discussing non-Rwandan contexts as she’s worked on a range of cultural memory projects. She is going to discuss some of the ethical challenges one might face in doing cultural memory research in the present, particularly after mass … Read more


February 22: Csilla Kiss, Cultural Forgetting: the ultimate Kádárist novel of Hungarian writer Magda Szabó March 29: Olga Burkhardt-Vetter (International Relations), ‘Transgenerational translocals: (re-)negotiating memory, voice and silence after Distomo and Auschwitz-Birkenau’ April 26: Emma Bond (Italian and Comparative Literature), ‘Transnational Collecting: Memories of Trade and Empire in the McLean Museum, Greenock’? The sessions take place from 1pm-2pm … Read more

PG Seminar: Dr Sharon Deane-Cox,‘Working Towards a Postdoc: Practical insights and strategies’

Dr Deane-Cox is a Lecturer in Translation & Interpreting at the University of Strathclyde. She previously held a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Edinburgh where she worked on a project entitled ‘Individual and Cultural Memory in Translation: Mediating French post-WWII accounts of deportation and occupation’. The Seminar is organised with the Cultural Identity … Read more

Public Lecture: Dr Sharon Deane-Cox, ‘Nodes of Memory and Translation: Encountering the past in the museum space’

International museum visitors often rely on translation as a means of accessing the original multimodal ‘texts’ of an exhibition, including the stories that are told, the objects that are displayed and the perspectives that are embedded in that constructed space. This paper will consider some of the ramifications of translation in terms of how the … Read more

BROWN BAG SESSIONS: Semester 1, 2016-17

The Group will meet on the last Wednesday of the month (1-2pm, Quad/United College, Room 31) to discuss current research with colleagues. All are welcome. 26 October: Dr Colette Lawson (German and Comparative Literature). ‘Memory Theory, New Media and the Digital Archive’. 30 November: Prof. Nicki Hitchcott and Dr Hannah Grayson (French). Rwandan Stories of … Read more